Friday, January 17, 2014

Call of Duty: Ghosts' Onslaught DLC

Activision has officially announced Call of Duty: Ghosts' first DLC pack, Onslaught. The first DLC pack contains a number of new features, including the ability to play as Halloween legend Michael Myers in a map that pays tribute to his classic horror films. The DLC also contains four new multiplayer maps that sport a few interesting gameplay twists, which are detailed below.

The most interesting-sounding map of the bunch, Fog pays tribute to horror films. The map is set near a lake and contains a variety of horror-themed locations, including a campsite, cabins, and a torture chamber. Collecting a special Field Order will turn one character into Halloween's Michael Myers, and changes the music to the film series' classic theme song. Call of Duty fans created a Michael Myers game mode years ago that involves one player hunting down defenseless, unarmed victims; it will be interesting to see how Infinity Ward's take on the mode compares.

The second map takes place on a Californian boardwalk town and contains a number streets and stores. Activision describes the map as being good for "fast-paced run-and-gun matches," but that players can also set up on rooftops for long-range sniping. Players can call in artillery strikes from an offshore Naval Destroyer, and set up sentry guns on a moving trolley.

Containment takes place in a Mexican village that's divided by a dried-up river, allowing players to snipe from their respective bank and infiltrate enemy territory by crossing the central bridge or running through the river bed. The map contains a radioactive missile on an abandoned truck near the center of the map, which can be detonated via a mortar strike.

A remake of Modern Warfare 2's Scrapyard, Ignition is set at a Florida space launch facility. The map contains two rocket test engines, which can be activated by completing Field Orders. The blast from the engines will ignite anyone unlucky enough to be in the area.

Onslaught also contains a new weapon called the Maverick, which functions as both an assault rifle and a sniper rifle, and can be selected by either class. Finally, Onslaught features the first episode of a four-part narrative for Extinction mode, entitled Episode 1: Nightfall. The episode takes place in a Alaska research facility and introduces new characters, a new weapon, and new alien enemy types, including a 30-foot boss creature.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

First Nine Gaming Update

We would like to give everyone a quick update on some changes within F9G.

XBOX No Longer Supported
We are no longer going to support the XBOX 360 or the new XBOX One. We have had a hard time venturing into the XBOX ecosystem and our main avenue has switched to PS3. We appreciate everyone's help that attempted to grow this part of the community but we feel that this is the best option for all parties involved. We may revisit this in the future but as of yesterday XBOX is no longer supported.

Playstation 3 & 4  
We have added a Playstation 4 section to Call of Duty and Battlefield Divisions.  If you're a current member and are planning on switching to the PS4 please post HERE so we can get you transferred.  For the immediate future we are planning on supporting the PS3 and the new PS4 for both Call of Duty and Battlefield Divisions so please do not feel any pressure to upgrade.

Call of Duty Ghost & Battlefield 4
We have added COD Ghost and Battlefield 4 sections to their respective gaming divisions.  If you're a current member and are planning on switching to either game please post HERE so we can get you transferred.  For the immediate future were are planning to continue supporting Black OP's 2 and Battlefield 3 for the PS3 and PC so please do not feel any pressure to upgrade.     

Monday, October 14, 2013

F9G Now Supports League of Legends

We are pleased to announce that we now support League of Legends. Just sign up for the site and check-in in the forums and we will assign you to our LOL division. We look forward to seeing everyone online! 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Offical First Nine Gaming GTA 5 Crew

Join Our Official GTA 5 Crew Today.  We are always looking for new members!  Come help us cause havoc in the streets of Los Santos!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Call of Duty: Ghosts - Multiplayer Reveal

New weapons, a scout dog and personalized soldiers join the menu, along with fresh modes and a clever smartphone app that provides a second screen during online battles

Among the most significant changes are the new squad set-up which replaces the customisable character classes of old. Now, players will be able to create and fully personalize up to ten individual soldiers, all with custom loud-outs, gear, clothing and appearances. According to Activision, there are over 20,000 combinations – and players will be able to select female character models. Every player starts with just one soldier, but as they level up, they earn new unlock points which can be used for items, or for opening up a new soldier. Every soldier can be prestige just once, and now, when they prestige, they keep all their items. It's an interesting, more personal twist on the familiar class-based system, allowing fans to build a team of humanized characters, rather than anonymous class-based automatons.

Load-out options include more than 30 new weapons and a complete new weapon class, the marksman rifle, which operates either as a scoped sniper rifle or a single-shot assault. The game also features a dual render technology so when using sights, you still have peripheral vision around the eyepiece. Through the game, players earn squad points which can be used to unlock new weapons – but unlike in previous installments, these can be attained in any order – you just need to have the right amount of points for the item you want.

Similarly to the Black Ops II ten-point system for load-outs, Ghosts gives players a budget to be spent on primary and secondary weapons, items and streaks. Perks now have a value from one to five points each and players have eight points to spend on each soldier, although sacrificing the secondary weapon or some items adds more perk points to the wallet. As usual it's all about working out your play style and balancing everything accordingly.

There are 20 new kill streaks, including the ability to call in Riley, the game's highly trained spec-ops dog. Your canine scout will hunt and attack enemy players, and also bark when they're close, acting as a sort of tracking system. Other more familiar missile and aerial attacks have been re-tuned.

Strike packages are back from the Modern Warfare series, in their usual Assault, Specialist and Support flavors, though the number of air-based options have been lowered in flavor of ground items. A new satcom station, for example, replaces the old airborne UAV, making them more vulnerable – unless they're well hidden. Oh and Death streaks have been removed – an announcement that drew a loud series of whoops from the audience.